There are 3 common myths you hear about Green Building.
* Cost Myth – Put simply: some green building components cost more – yet many cost less. When you properly plan a green built home (from the ground up) – and you think about what products will significantly lower future operating costs and maintenance, your end financial cost is much less.
Example: Designed for passive solar, with high performance insulation and high efficiency windows, your home will require a much smaller heat pump or central heating and cooling system. A smaller sized system means lower operating cost per year - and if that system is a geothermal system, there are many more additional benefits.
* Ugly Myth – People build ugly homes – not green materials. When you build a green built home, it will look just as any other traditional built home - only its performance will differ. You can custom design your home – from plans and from the ground up. If anything, your new green built home will be more beautiful because of the time and care through its planning. Additionally you will have a more fundamental understanding of “how” your home works, and what products are working better than conventional ones - that beauty you can’t put a value on.
* Doesn’t Work Myth – In the past, consumers expressed their concerns about overall performance of green building products versus conventional products; low-flow showerheads leak, bamboo floors can warp; CFL bulbs or LED lights give off a "weird" light as compared to traditional incandescent. In recent years, the performance of these products has increased tremendously. “Green products” are designed to perform better than conventional products and without the environmental impact. Much as a poor performing conventional product will get pulled off store shelves, so will a green product & so its manufacturer will improve its performance. In the construction of your Green Built Beracah home, you’re investing in a more energy efficient, more durable, and less costly to maintain home.